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Poland to look into new allegations about secret CIA jail

Published on Jan 24, 2014 7:01 PM

KRAKOW (REUTERS) - Polish prosecutors investigating allegations the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) ran a secret jail in a Polish forest said on Friday they will look into a newspaper report that gave new accounts about the alleged "black site."

Human rights groups and lawyers have argued for years that Poland allowed the CIA to use the site, an intelligence training academy in north-east Poland, to detain and interrogate men it suspected of being Al-Qaeda leaders.

The Washington Post newspaper cited what it said were former CIA officers as saying that the agency paid US$15 million (S$19 million) to Polish intelligence in 2003 for use of the site, handing over the cash in two cardboard boxes.

Piotr Kosmaty, spokesman for prosecutors in the Polish city of Krakow who are pursuing a criminal investigation into allegations about the facility, said it was possible the newspaper report contained evidence about the case.

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